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Fall Kitchen Decor: 16 Must-Haves

Fall, in my mind, kicks off the season of baking and cooking. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I find myself cooking in the kitchen even more than I already do. And of course, I love to decorate for fall. So why not combine my love of cooking and baking and fall décor, and round up a few fall kitchen decor must-haves topping my wish list?

While some of these fall items are classics that can easily work in your kitchen all year round, others are just great additions to add warm pops of fall color and whimsy to your fall kitchen decor.

I love all of the copper and brass that re-emerges every fall season, so you can bet I included a few copper accessories, including a huge KitchenAid mixer, because a girl can dream, right? (Seriously, though, I have the smaller Kitchenaid stand mixer and it is one of the most amazing kitchen tools you can own. I use it CONSTANTLY.) I also loving mixing in rustic wood, pops of gold, and clean white in my fall kitchen decor, because all of those elements work so well together and can easily translate into other seasons. And if I could put a wreath everywhere, I would; so why not in the kitchen?

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1. KitchenAid® Pro Line® Copper Stand Mixer, 7 Qt. // 2. Figural Pumpkin Bowls // 3. Williams Sonoma Checkered Adult Apron in Drizzle Grey // 4. Autumn Mosaic Tumblers, Set of 4 // 5. White and Gold Flatware Set // 6. Olive Wreath // 7. French Stripe Napkins // 8. Providence Wood Tray // 9. Copper Measuring Spoons // 10. Copper Measuring Cups // 11. Cork-Lid Beverage Dispenser // 12. Gold & Wood Servers // 13. Marble Melamine Serveware Collection // 14. Bodum ® Chambord Classic Copper Storage Jars, Set of 3 // 15. Copper Pumpkin // 16. Maple Leaf Condiment Plates

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Anything on your fall kitchen decor “must-have” list? I’d love to know!

Love these fall kitchen decor must-haves? Head to our home décor section to get inspired and head to our recipe page to  check out what we’ve been whipping up in the kitchen!

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Everyone is Obsessed With These Affordable Velvet Chairs on Amazon

I’m often amazed by the great fashion and home décor items you can find on Amazon. I mean, yes, we all know and love Amazon for their fast and free two-day prime shipping on basic necessities. Like everyone else, we order everything from HDMI cables to diapers to parchment paper on Amazon. I’m way too spoiled by the convenience of having things I would otherwise have to make a trip to the store for show up right to my front door in just a day or two (and sometimes the very same day.)

But something I’ve come to REALLY love on Amazon; all of the home décor goodness. This rustic three tier tray (last seen here on the blog and here it is full of cupcakes at Scarlett’s first birthday party) remains one of my favorite pieces and one I kept asked about on Instagram, etc. most frequently; I adore this straw market bag and hang it all over the house for odds and ends; my favorite Stendig wall calendar; these stalks of artificial lavender (they look nearly real) and faux greenery like this hanging fern; string globe lights for our patio (and here’s how to decorate with globe lights indoors for the cooler months ahead); our rustic wood coat rack (seen here with the straw market bag); the list goes on and on.

Well, I’ve stumbled upon yet another seriously awesome Amazon home find. And I might be the last to know because these affordable mid-century modern velvet chairs have been SO popular.

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Seriously, this Amazon find is BIG in the design world right now.

And with good reason …

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These mid-century inspired velvet dining chairs, sold on mid-century inspired velvet dining chairs for as little as $93.99, gained major notoriety in closed design groups on Facebook. But the secret is out, and I’m spilling the beans here, because we all deserve beautiful and affordable velvet chairs.

And let me tell you, these velvet chairs are a steal. VERY similar mid-century modern velvet chairs sell for upwards of $400 to $800 a chair. I kid you not.

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Inspiration: Velvet Dining Room Chairs via Bang & Olufsen

Not only would it serve as a gorgeous vanity or office chair, these mid-century inspired velvet dining chairs might be the perfect solution if you’ve been on the hunt for new dining room chairs. Buying 6 to 8 dining room chairs can get really pricey, fast. These velvet chairs keep it affordable and chic. Such a win.

mid-century inspired velvet dining chairs sells them in rose pink, blue, grey, and light green, and GreenForest sells these velvet chairs with a quilted back in rose pink, blue, grey, light green, and bordeaux.

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Inspiration: Blush Pink Velvet Dining Room Chairs via @sonja_ols

Let me know in the comments if you snag a pair of these gorgeous (and affordable) mid-century inspired velvet dining chairs!

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Home Design Trends: Chic Door Knob Tassels

Fall marks a few big shifts in seasonal trends – especially when it comes to home décor and design. I for one, count down the seconds until I can break out the cozy blankets, wreaths, and pumpkin spice candles. I’ve already bought my mums for the front door, and surely, more flowers and pumpkins will join them soon. (Remember last year’s front porch?) And wreaths … what can I say? Since becoming a homeowner, I pretty much want to put wreaths on every door. But ever thought about adding chic door knob tassels as a bit of flair and warmth for your door? Especially on interior door knobs and handles – like those entering bedrooms, nurseries, closets, etc. – a hanging door tassel adds an unexpectedly chic piece of inspiration and either color or texture (or both!) that will give your space just a touch more flair.

There are so many chic door knob tassels available (HINT: also look for curtain tassel tiebacks and finials), and they’re all pretty inexpensive, so you can go nuts and throw one on just about every door knob in your house. A few favorite places to hunt for the perfect door knob tassels: Etsy (swooning over these macramé door tassels, this boho pom pom tassel, and this pom pom tassel door hanger), Amazon, Anthropologie (loving this tassel tieback, and these Bombay tassel finials and tassel tiebacks), marshMELLO, and Baba Souk. You can also make your own door tassels out of string or yarn. Loving this bold DIY door handle tassel crafted using rope and string and this colorful DIY Pom Pom Tassel Doorknob Swag.

Any favorite door knob tassels? Let me know in the comments below!

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Door Tassel on a Pink Interior Door via Blogger Goldalamode’s Home on Domino

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Colorful Door Tassel via Megan Martinez’s Home on Glitter Guide

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Indoor Dip-Dyed Ombre Tassel via @jojotastic

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Door Knob Tassel via Design*Sponge

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DIY Door Handle Rope Tassels via Sugar & Cloth

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Dip-Dyed Door Handle Tassel on a Nursery Door via The Brick House

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DIY Pom Pom Tassel Doorknob Swag via Design*Sponge

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A Rustic Minimalist Italian Vacation Home

Sometimes you need an escape, or at the very least, to dream about an escape. Something far away, and quiet. Preferably somewhere with pasta.

Masseria Angiulli Piccolo is a gorgeously-restored vineyard Italian vacation home from the 18th-century. Located in the center of Puglia, Italy, this is a vacation-worthy retreat at it’s finest.  Nestled along 500 miles of coastline, the sprawling rustic property also serves as home to stunning private weddings and events, but it’s the “vacation” aspect that has me all googly-eyed. This is modern rustic minimalism, packed with history.

Oh, and apparently Meryl Streep now owns a house in Puglia and it’s also where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married back in 2010. It’s that spectacular.

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Right down to it’s very landscape, lush with olive groves and prickly pear cactus, everything about this Italian vacation home announces that it is indeed an escape.

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And can we talk about this dramatic indoor space? Sweeping cathedral ceilings and limestone floors, french doors and gobs of natural light; swoon.

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Each room of this Italian vacation home is sprawling in open space and a minimalist design. There’s something so dreamy and promising about an open, clutter-free space to relax in.

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And I love all of the breezy canopies in the bedrooms.

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Dreaming of that Italian vacation home yet? You can rent Masseria Angiulli Piccolo right here.

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6 Living Room Ideas To Make Your Room More Inviting

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Sometimes, as a parent, you take a look around at your living room, and realize that it has become ground zero for all of the toys, books, games, bean bag chairs, discarded blankets, piles of mail, and laptop computers. Errr, at least, that’s exactly how our living room looks … all of the time. This summer, with Scarlett’s big birthday party, and preparing for baby number two, I’ve tried to make a conscious effort to give our family living space a bit of a facelift and to make the living room more inviting.

Through trial and error, and playing an interior designer on Pinterest (come on, you know you do too!) and in our own home, I’ve rounded up 6 living room ideas to make your living room more inviting.

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Find Pretty Ways to Store the Mess.

Baskets are your BFF. I’m a big fan of these belly baskets (and here and here and here) because they look stylish, but are deceptively deep and can hide a lot of toys and clutter in one easy cleanup. We also use ours to stack and store throw pillows and folded blankets.

You’ll also almost always see a French market basket hanging by our front door. (An ode to the French market basket, right here.) This lifesaver of a carryall is perfect to throw on your arm for trips to the farmers market, the beach, a playdate or visit to the park, you name it. When you’re done using it, hang it back up as a pretty decorative piece. Because we have ours by the front door, I also like to keep our dog, Belly’s leash in there, plus a few other odds and ends I toss in in an effort to tidy up.

Last but not least, square storage bins. If you have any piece of furniture with cubbies or shelves, square baskets or storage bins can be a total game-changer. They hide the mess you would otherwise normally stuff haphazardly into those shelves, and they always look organized and tidy … even if you’re not.

Bring in Natural Elements.

Plants make a huge difference in any living space. Whether real or faux, bringing in greenery can make a living room (or any room, for that matter) feel instantly more inviting, natural, and bright.

If you have a black thumb (#guilty), look for stylish faux greenery. Faux plants are really popular in home décor right now, and there are plenty of great finds online. Loving these palm leaf branches, this fiddle leaf fig tree, this snake plant in the cutest stand, and both this set of olive trees and this larger olive tree. With any of these living room ideas, you’d never know they weren’t real plants.

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Don’t Make Your Television the Focal Point.

In our last  house, our large TV was front and center, and right over the fireplace. It drove me crazy to lose my precious mantle (yep, I love decorating a good mantle!), and I always felt like the whole focus of the room was on the television. In our new house, the TV is off to the side, on a beautiful piece of furniture, and I’m so much happier.

Plus, when company comes over, the television doesn’t take away from conversation, etc.

Someday, I’d love to conceal our television behind some kind of custom cabinetry, but until then, even just having the TV off to the side, has made a big difference.

Throw Pillows Are Always a Good Idea.

It’s no secret that I love and regularly harness the power of a good throw pillow, or three. They instantly glam up and breathe new life into a space, and depending on the season, can really give the room a whole new look. Plus, pillows are comfy. Talk about inviting.

Put a Rug on It.

Even if your floors are carpeted, but especially if they’re wood, laminate, or tile, adding a cozy soft rug, with a bit of texture, can really brighten up and soften the look of a living room. Don’t break the bank by hunting for the perfect 8×10 rug. A small-ish rug that fits between your two sofas, chair and sofa, or sectional, and/or under a coffee table, is really all you’ll need to add that inviting affect.

Remember your windows.

Ever find that those huge windows that let in all of that dreamy light when you first laid eyes on your would-be home let in TOO much light? We’ve totally run into that problem this summer in our home. We have these two huge windows that let in gorgeous natural light – and we all know how good lighting can make a space feel more inviting – but it can also make the room feel like a furnace on hot summer days.

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Lexi

Books With A View

Sometimes you stumble across Instagram gems that are too good not to share. I love Instagram for that very reason. My sister and I are always marveling at gorgeous Instagram accounts; people with so much talent, and something truly unique to share.

Carolyn; a.k.a., The Slow Traveler, is a British photographer, who, not surprisingly, takes stunning snaps in and around her city. But what really stands out on her wanderlust-fueled travel feed: her room with a view; a room, surrounded by books. Don’t we all lust after a huge floor-to-ceiling window, that lets in all of that dreamy daylight, and looks out onto something stunning? Throw in stacks of gorgeous vintage books and you’ve got yourself Instagram gold. Carolyn shares the occasional glimpse of the same window, adorned with stacks of books styled in every which way, and it never gets old.

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Now I’ve got a case of wanderlust and book envy.

Head to Carolyn’s Instagram feed, @theslowtraveler, to fall into a rabbit hole of dreamy snaps.


Lexi